Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2016
30 November 2016
29 November 2016
Political parody is a perilous thing in Russia, where the last unbridled satire to grace the small screen came and went more than a decade ago.
28 November 2016
23 November 2016
Rick Ray uploaded a video saying officials confiscated his drone -- not because he did anything wrong, but because they wanted to resell it for profit.
In a public exchange, Esquire's chief editor asked not to “burden” readers with politics, after an editor made a recent remark by Vladimir Putin the “quote of the day” online.
21 November 2016
18 November 2016
Hioshi, the pseudonym for an anonymous Russian artist who is known for exhibiting small pieces of art on the streets of Saint Petersburg, debuted an installation earlier this week. “Golden Ridicule...
17 November 2016
Ukraine's most popular file-sharing service is shutting down its operations amidst a broader government effort to strengthen Ukraine's intellectual property laws and crack down on internet piracy.
16 November 2016
Following Bulgaria's presidential election earlier this month and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's subsequent decision to submit his resignation to parliament, the country finds itself in a tense political situation.
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
Russian activists is crowdfunding a monument to Sergei Bodrov Jr., the actor who played the cult hero Danila Bragov in the "Brat" movies.
15 November 2016
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
14 November 2016
“America really did a lot for the development of democracy around the world, but everything changes like inside a kaleidoscope with a leader like this,” Vladimir Milov says of Trump.
11 November 2016
Political spammers from Macedonia, who ran hundreds of pro-Trump fake news websites, have taken a modest stance and do not think they had an influence on the US election results.
As concerns about the Kremlin’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West deepen, Moscow is taking aim at Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. Are these efforts symbolic or strategic?
10 November 2016
Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections caused ecstatic reactions among right-wing politicians and their adherents in several Balkan countries, especially due to animosity towards the Clintons.
9 November 2016
As the world reels today from Donald Trump’s stunning upset, Russians look to America with newfound confidence that years of battling the Western liberal media’s dominance have finally paid off.
6 November 2016
Inhabitants of the Balkans brace for winter, the time of year when the omnipresent air pollution literally becomes visible and even more tangible.
5 November 2016
Initial results of the Bosnia and Herzegovina census shows that decades of nationalistic politics have entrenched ethnic and religious differences, reconfirming the ethnic cleansing 'gains' from the 1990s war.
4 November 2016
Melania Trump recently filed defamation lawsuits against several people, and her choice of local Slovenian lawyer has raised some eyebrows in liberal circles.